PCB Present three Champions Trophy 2025 Venues to ICC

PCB Present three Champions Trophy 2025 Venues to ICC

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has presented three Champions Trophy 2025 Venues to ICC in the initial drafts, as reported by ESPNCricinfo.


The three selected Champions Trophy 2025 Venues include Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, and National Bank Stadium, which is expected to happen in February 2025.

In this tournament, a total of eight teams will compete, and the duration of the tournament will remain two weeks, However, the exact date of the tournament is not confirmed. The PCB is settled on the venues and the schedule following a visit from an ICC team to conduct inspections.
The initial drafts that all matches would be played in pakistan, including Team India which is not willing to play in pakistan, but the drafts show that all games of the Blue team will happen in Pakistan.

Generally, PCB has submitted its initial draft schedule, and it goes through different considerations conducted by different teams under ICC. The revised schedule is shared with the broadcaster and other boards for review before finalization.

The next official ICC meeting is the global body’s annual conference in July. PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi said at a press conference in Lahore earlier today:

We’ve sent the schedule for the matches in Pakistan for the ICC Champions Trophy.”

The ICC’s security team came and we had a very good meeting. They looked at arrangements here and we’ll also share stadium upgrade plans with them. We’re continuously in touch with the ICC. We are trying to ensure we host a very good tournament in Pakistan.

Mohsin Naqvi also said that we have faced delays in the renovation project of the stadium but things are going great and the stadium project will be done in the upcoming four to five months.

“The stadium upgrading work is going on rapidly. Yes, there have been some delays but we are determined to get it done as soon as possible,” Naqvi said. “We have a three-member committee that is exclusively working on that. There is a director infrastructure, director international cricket and the remaining is director domestic cricket.”

He also added that international companies will visit Pakistan on May 7 after which they will contact local consultants to finalise the designs of the stadium ahead of the mega event.

“On May 7, we have an international bid where top international companies who have expertise in upgrading stadiums will visit us. They will help us in designing and then we will collaborate with local consultants and try to get it done within four to five months,” he added.

This event will mark the return of the ICC Champions Trophy after an eight-year hiatus, with its last occurrence in 2017, when Pakistan emerged victorious by defeating India in the final.

The teams confirmed for the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy include Pakistan (hosts), India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, England, and Bangladesh.



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